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Publication numberUS2575696 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 20, 1951
Filing dateAug 3, 1948
Priority dateAug 3, 1948
Publication numberUS 2575696 A, US 2575696A, US-A-2575696, US2575696 A, US2575696A
InventorsWay Roy C
Original AssigneeWay Roy C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Timber-mowing saw attachment for farm tractors
US 2575696 A
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Nov. 20, 195] R. c. WAY 2,575,696

TIMBER-MOWING SAW ATTACHMENT FOR FARM TRACTORS Filed Aug. 3, 1948 5 Sheets-Sheet l "IIIIII JJMI m Q Q, k n R Roy 0. Way

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TIMBER-MOWING SAW ATTACHMENT F OR FARM TRACTORS Filed Aug. 3, 1948 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 Ray 0. Way

INVENTOR.

BY fiemaofia.

Patented Nov. 20, 1 951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,575,696 1, TIMBER-MOWING'SAW ATIAGHMEM 'FoR FARM'TRACTORS' Roy (1-Way, Tennessee," Ill'.1 Application August 3, 1948, Serial No; 42,254

brush The above and other objects may be attained by employing this invention whichembodies among its features a carrier mounted on a farm tractor to rotate about an axis which lies'alongside of the tractor, a cross head mounted in said carrier to move transversely thereof, a drive shaft mounted in said cross headto rotate about its longitudinal axis and to move with said cross head, a saw mounted adjacent one end of the drive shaft to move in unison therewith, means to establish driving connection between the drive shaft and the saw and means to establish driving connection between the power take-off of the tractor andthe drive shaft. I

Other'features include means mounted adja'- cent the drive shaft and coupled to the cross head positively to move said cross head relative to the carrier and thereby move the saw against the' work, means carried by the tractor adjacent the carrier positively to rotate the carrier about the axis alongside of the tractor, and means within easy reach of the tractor operator's seat for governing the cross head moving means, the carrier rotating means and the rotation of the drive shaft.

Still other features include means within easy reach of the operator of the tractor for raising or lowering the carrier relative to the tractor.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a plan view of a tractor showing this improved saw attachment mounted thereon;

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view taken substantially along the line 22 of Figure 1 shoW-' ing the parts on an enlarged scale;

Figure 3 is a horizontal sectional view showing certain parts ofFigure 2 in plan; c

Figure 4 is a front view in elevation of the saw attachment;

Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary view partially in section of the carriage raising and lowering mechanism;

Figure 6 is a horizontal sectional View through the forward end of the drive shaft housing and gear housing illustrating the drivegears for the saw, and

v are Figure 7 is" anenlarged fragmentary perspective view" of "worm employed for rotating the carrier.

Referring to the drawings in detail a farm tractordesignated generally [0 is equipped with conventional front' steering wheels I2 and with traction wheels-"l4 mounted at opposite ends of a transversely =exte'ndingrear axleJG. The tractor is provided at-its rear end with a conventional power take-off mechanism driving a pulley l8 and adjacent the rearend the tractor is equippedwith a drivers seat 20 of conventional form.

Coupled as by U-bolts 22 to the axle I6 (Figure'2) is the rearend of a frame 24 supporting "this improved sawandcontrol mechanism therefor. The 'frame 24 isalSo attached adjacent its forward en'dto one side of the chassis of the tractor, and mounted in'longitudinally spaced relationfon" the frame 24 adjacent its 'rearend are journal bearings 26' in which a shaft 28 is mounted to rotate." This shaft is equipped adjacent "its rear end with a clutch 30 through the medium ofiwhich'driving connection'is established with a drive pulley 32 so that by manipu lating the hand lever 34 which, as illustrated in Figured, projects" toward the drivers seat 20, driving connection may be established between the pulley32 and the shaft 28. The pulley 32 is driven b 1311: endlessbelt 36 which is trained over the pulley 18 previously mentioned so that when the engine of'the'tractor is in foperation and coupled with the power take-off, the pulley 32 will be driven. The endof the shaft 28 remote from the clutch 30'isequipped with anniversal joint 38 contained within a conventional universal bell housing 40. v

Fixed to theframe 24 adjacent its forward end is an arcuate guide member '42, the curvature of which lies concentric about the axis of the universal joint 38 and carried by said guide member are, oppositely disposed'outwardly extending teeth 44 for a purpose to be more fully hereinafter explained. As illustrated in Figure 5 these teeth lie inconcentric spaced rows about the axis of the universalfjointta and theteethof one row taggeredwith relation to those of the oppositerow. t

Mounted for sliding movement in the guide 42 is ashoe 46 '(Figure'3)' carrying a bracket arm 48which' extends outwardly between the rows of teeth 44 andsupports a ring-shaped carriage 50. The bracket'arm 48 is provided intermediate its upper andj lower endsQwitha slot 52 (Figure 5) andpivotally connected to the bracket arm as at 54 and extending through the slot 52 is a rock arm 58 carrying at one end a hand lever 58 which as illustrated in Figure 1 extends upwardly and rearwardly and terminates at a point within easy reach of the operator occupying the drivers seat 20 of the tractor I0. Pivotally supported as at 80 adjacent the end of the rock lever 56 remote from the hand lever 58 is a pawl 62 which is urged under the influence of a compression coil spring 64 into contact with the teeth of the rowof teeth facing the forward-end of the device. A similar pawl 66 is pivotally supported as at 63 near the end of the rock arm 56 adjacent the hand lever 58, and this pawl isurged into contact with the row of teeth 44 facing the rear end' of the tractor under the influence of a compres sion coil spring I0. It will thus be seenthatbydv rocking the hand lever 58, the rock lever56 will be moved to cause the pawls 82 and 86 alternately pivotally connected to the pawl 68 between its pivot point 88 and the end which engages the teeth 44. A link I6 is connected to the lever arm 14 near the spring I2 and to a hand grip I8 which is pivoted as at 80 to the lever 58 adjacent its end remote from the rock lever 58. It will thus be seengthat by moving the grip I8 about its pivot 60, pull will be exerted on the link I6 to cause the pawls 62 and 68 to move about their respective pivots 60. and 58 against the effort of their respective springs 84 and I so that upon rocking the hand lever 58 the shoe, 48, bracket arm 48 and carriage 50 may be lowered.

The ring-shaped carriage 50 is provided adjacent one side with an inwardly extending annular flange 82 which forms a guide for oneside of a ring-shaped carrier 84 which is mounted within the carriage 50 to rotate with relation thereto. A retaining ring 86 is fastened to. the

carriage 50 on the side opposite the-flange 82 and cooperates with the flange in holding the carrier 84 in proper-position within the .carriage.

Formed on one side of the ring-shaped carrier.

84 is anannular row of teeth 88 forming a crown gear, and mounted for rotation in a suitable bracket 90 fixed as by bolts 92 (Figure 3) to the carriage 50 is a crank shaft 94 which extends upwardly and rearwardly and terminatesin a crank arm 96 near the. upward and rearward terminalof the hand lever 58 so as to be within easy reach of theoperator of. thetractor when he is occupying the seat,20.7 The end of the shaft 94' remote from the crank arm 96 is equipped with a head 98 having formed onits end a spiral flangev I00 (Figure 7) which is adapted to mesh with the teeth 88'01' theringshaped carrier so that when the crankshaft 94 is rotated in the bracket 90,, the spiral flange I00 will successively engage the teeth 88 and cause the carrier 84 to rotate within the carriage 50; owing to the angularposition of the shaft 94 and head 98 with relation tothe teeth 8870f the carrier 84 asrillustrated in Figure 2 'it will be evident that only the topmost portion of v the spiral flange I00 engages in a space between the Y teeth 88. Extending transversely of the ringre Q f l .?,.P?i f.. 231931. P ll guides I02 and mounted for sliding movement between said guides is a cross head I04. As illustrated in Figure 2, the guides I02 are curved outwardly and their inner and outer edges lie concentric about the axis of the universal joint 38. Supported in the cross head I 04 intermediate its ends is a drive shaft housing I06, one end of which is equipped with a bell which fits within the bell-shaped-portion of the universal joint housing .40, while-.the opposite end of the drive shaft housing I06 carries a gear case I08, and mounted for rotation within the drive shaft housing I06isa drive shaft IIO, one end of which is coupled to the universal joint 38 while the opposite end carries a bevel drive pinion I I2 housed within. the. gear case I08 previously referred to.

Mounted for rotation within the gear case I08 about an axis which lies at an angle of approximately 105, degrees from the axis of the shaft I I0 is a driven shaft II4 carrying a pinion IIB which meshes with ,the drive pinion II2 so that when the shaft H0 is rotated, the shaft lI4 will be rotated iirunison therewith. As illustrated in Figure 6, the shaft II4,projects through one side of the gear casing Band has clamped thereon in a conventional manner a circular saw blade I I8 which operates in a plane lying substantially l5 degrees from the axis of the shaft IIO.

Fixedto the carrier 84-and adjacent opposite ends of the guides I02 are convergent arms l20 (Figures 2 and 3) which extend rearwardly; and

terminate adjacent the axis of the universal joint 38. Suitable brackets I22 are welded-or otherwise fixed to the tubular housing I06-of the shaft IIO adjacent the universal jointhousing 40 and pivotally coupled to these brackets I22 as at I24 adjacent their rear convergent ends are the arms I20. Extending transversely between the forward ends of each pair of bracket arms I20 is a shaft I26 carrying guide pulleys I28,; and supported between a pair of brackets I30 fixed to the tubular housing I06 near the bell housing 40 is a guide pulley I32. The guide pulley I32 lies perpendicular to the guide pul1eys I28, and

.. mounted to rotate in brackets I34 in diametrically opposite relation on theshaft housing I06 are guide pulleys I36, the axes of which lie perpendicular to; the axis ofthe guide pulley I32 and parallel With :the axes of the guide pulleys I28. A suitable cylinder I38- is carried by the shaft housing I08fl-and has mounted therein formovement in parallel. relation with the longitudinal axis of theshaft housing I0E1a piston which is coupled to a piston rod I40: which operates through the end of the cylinder I38 remote from thecarriage 50. Fixed to, the outer end of the pistonrod I40 and. projecting radially therefrom isafinger I427 to which one end of a cable I44 is coupled. This cable is trained over one of the pulleys I36 and an adjacent pulley I28 and has its opposite end coupled as at I46, to the tubular housing Extendingradially from the outer end of the piston rod I40 and perpendicular to the finger I42 is a finger I48 towhich one end of a cable I50 is fixed. Thiscable is trained over the pulley I32 and thence back over the pulleys I36 and I28 on the-opposite side of the tubular housing I06 and the end of the cable I50 is anchored as at I52 to the tubular housing meet a point diametrically opposite the anchorage I46 of the cable I44. It will thus be seen that as the piston andcross head- I04 will be" moved betweenthe l0fipadjacent the carrier, 84.

guides I 82 toward the top of the carrier IBI when viewed as in Figure 2, and when the piston rod I4Ilis movedin the oppositedirection, thetubularhousing I86 will be moved toward the bottom of the carrier 84 when viewed as in Figure 2. As illustrated in Figure 2, the cylinder I38 is provided adjacent the end through which the piston rod I 48 projects with a port I54, and adjacent its opposite end with a port I56 to which tubular conduits I58 and IE8 (Figure 1) respectively, are coupled. The opposite ends of the tubular conduits I58'and I68 are connected through the medium of a suitable control valve I62 to a suitable source of fluid pressure such as a pump and reservoir I64 of conventional form carried The valve I62 is preferably by the tractor I8. located on the tractor within easy reach of the occupant of the seat 20.

Carried by the frame 24 near its forward end is a standard I58 carrying at its upper end a horizontally extending arm I88 which projects outwardly and terminates at a point substantially directly above the axis of the carriage 53. Mounted for rotation about a horizontal axis adjacent the end of the arm remote from the standard IE8 is a guide pulley I18 and a similar pulley I72 is mounted on the standard adjacent its junction with the'arm I58. A similar guide pulley I14 is mounted adjacent the lower end of the standard I86 to rotate about an axis which ties perpendicular to the axes of the pulleys He and I12, and trained over these pulleys is a suitable cable IIfi, one end of which is coupled to an eye I18 fixed to the carriage 58 in thetop thereof. A cylinder I86 is carried on the frame 24 adjacent the standard I68and is equipped with a conventional piston having a piston rod I82 which extends through the upper end of the cylinder I88 and haspivotally connected thereto a cross member'IM to which the end of the cable I16 remote from that coupled to the eye I78 is attached. It will thus be seen that as the piston moves within the cylinder I88 to advance the piston rod I82, pull will be exerted on the cable I18 to assist in elevating the car-, riage 58 and the mechanism carried thereby- The cable I76 is coupled to the cross arm I84 through the medium of a suitable detachable coupling I86, so that the operative connection between the piston rod I82 and the cablemay be discontinued at the will of the operator.

Mounted on the cross member I 84; adjacent the end remote from the coupling I86 is a channel member I88 carrying an eccentric clamp I98 which works through a slotin one of the flanges of the channel member I88 for engaging one side of a tree pusher I92 (Figure 1). As illustrated one end of the tree pusher I92 enters the space between the flanges of the channel member I88 and upon moving the eccentric clamp- I88, the tree pusher will be held in place. The end of the tree pusherremote from that which is entered into the channel member I38 carries a spike IE5, which is adapted to engage a tree or other object so that as the sawing process advances, the tree or other object of work may be pushed away from the saw blade by advancing the piston within the cylinder I88, and thus moving the tree pusher I92 toward the work. The cylinder I 38 is provided with ports to which suitable conduits I86 and I98 are coupled to admit fluid respectively to the bottom and top of the cylinder I88. These conduits I98 and I98 are connected with a suitable control valve 268 which, as illustrated in Figure 1, is connected with the source of fluid'pressure supply I64 sothat when" designated generally 206- are coupled. A third member 288 of the saw guard is coupled as at 2I 8 to the tractor I8 adjacent the forward end thereof. I

In use when it is desired to fell timber, the hand crank 96 is rotated to cause the carrier 84 to r0 tate'within the carriage 58 and move the saw blade I I8 into a substantially horizontal position. The device is then set into motion by manipulating the clutch handle 34 to cause power to be transmitted through the medium of the clutch 38 and shaft 28 to the drive shaft I III. The power thus transmitted to the shaft I58 will'be transmitted through the gears I I2 and I l'eto the shaft H4, thus setting the saw H8 into motion.

The saw guard 286 having been disconnected at 2i 8 from the tractor may be swung upwardly out of the way so that upon advancing the tractor toward the tree or other work to be felled, the saw blade II8 may be guided against the work. As the sawing progresses, the work will tend to close the kerf made by the saw blade therein, and in order to relieve the saw blade of such a pinching effect, the spike I94 is advanced into the tree or work by operating the piston within the cylinder I88 so that the tree pusher I92 will push the upper portion of the work away from the saw. In so doing it is obvious that the kerf will be opened, thus permitting the saw to feed through the work. The feed of the'saw is governed by manipulating the valve I82 to cause the piston to move within the cylinder I38 and through the medium of fluid pressure operating within the cylinder I38 causing the cross head It'l to move between the guides I 82 and force the housing I06 and consequently the saw blade II8 toward the work.

When it is desired to cut felled logs into shorter lengths, the hand crank 96 is rotated to cause the carrier 84 to rotate within the carriage 58 until the saw blade H8 is movedinto a vertical position. In this position the sawblade may be advanced through the work by the same mechanism employed for advancing it through work in a'vertical position, and as the sawing takes place, the blade is advanced by moving the cross head I04 between the guides I02. Obviously, the tree pusher I92 will find no utility when sawing logs lying on the ground,'and hence may be easily. and quickly removed by manipulating the eccentric I98. Vertical adjustment of the position of the carriage may be achieved by rocking the hand lever 58,0r in some instances when desired, the cable I'IB may be coupled to the cross member I84 ofthe cylinder I88, and the carriage may be elevated by fluid pressure. In any event so long as no pressure is exerted on the hand grip I8, the pawls I52 and 66 will function to hold the rangement of parts may be resorted to without- 7; departing'from the spirit andscope of the invention as claimed.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

1. A saw attachment for a farm tractor having a power take-off, said attachmentcomprising a horizontally extending carriage mounted on such a tractor to move-upwardly; and downwardly in an are adjacent one side of said tractor,

a ring-shaped carrier mounted onsaid carriage m to rotate about an axis which lies normal to said carriage, a cross head mounted in said carrier to move diametrically thereof ,a drive shaft mounted in said cross head to rotate about its longitudinal axis and to move with said cross head, asaw mounted adjacentone end of the drive shaft for movement therewith, means establishing driving; connection between the drive shaft andthe saw, drive means mounted on the tractor; adjacent the opposite end of the drive shaft, said -drivegn means having driving connection with said driveshaft, and means establishing driving connection between the power take-01f of the tractor and the drive means.

2. A saw attachment for a farm tractor hav-v ing a power take-off, said attachment comprising a ring-shaped carriermounted;;on;such a tractor to rotate about an axis which liesalongside of the tractor, a cross head mounted: said carrier -to move diametrically thereof, adrive shaft mounted in said cross headto rotate about its longitudinal axis andto move with said cross head, a saw mounted adjacentone end of the drive shaft to movein-unison therewith, a driving connection between the drive shaft and the saw and a driving connection between the power take-off and the drive shaft.

3. A saw. attachment for a farm tractor havinga power take-01f, said attachmentcomprisinga ring-shaped carrier mounted on such a tractor to rotate about an axis which lies alongside of. the tractor, a cross head mounted in said carrier to move diametrically thereof, a drive. shaft mounted in said cross head to rotate about its longitudinal axis and to niovewith, said cross head, a saw mounted adjacent one. end ofthe drive shaft to move in unison therewith, a, driving connection between the drive shaft and the saw, a driving connection between the power taker off and the drive shaft and means adjacent the drive shaft and coupled to the cross head positively to move said cross head relative to the carrier.

4; A saw attachment-for a farm tractor having apower take-01f, said attachment-comprising a ring-shaped carrier -mou'nted on sucha tractor to rotateabout an axis which lies alongside of the tractor, a cross head mounted in said carrier to move diametrically thereof, a driveshaft mounted in said cross head to rotate about its longitudinal axis and to move with said cross head, a saw mounted adjacent one-end-of the drive shaft to move in unison therewith, a driv-. ing connection between the drive shaft and the.-.

saw, a driving connectionbetweenthe power/ take-off and the drive shaftand means carried. by the tractor adjacent the carrier positively to. rotate the carrier about the axis alongside of the tractor.

5. A saw attachment for a farm. tractor have ing a power take-off, said attachment comprising a ring-shaped carrier mounted on, such atractor to rotate about an axis which lies alongside; of: the tractor, across head mountedinsaid'carrier tomov .s iametrica vv hereofr adriveshaft mounted insaid cross headwtorotate about itslongitudinalaxis and to move with said cross.

shaft and ,coupledto the cross head positively to.

move said cross headrelative-to the carrier,

6.- A-saw attachment for a farm tractor having-a power take-off, said attachment comprising a ring-shaped carrier mounted on such a tractor to rotate about an axis which lies alongside of the tractor, a cross head mounted in said carrier to move diametrically thereof, a drive shaft mounted in said cross head to rotate about its longitudinal axis and to move with said cross head, a saw mounted adjacent one end of the drive shaft to move in unison therewith, a driving connection between the drive shaft and the saw, a driving connection between the power take-off and the drive shaft and manually actuated means carried by the tractor adjacent the carrier positively to rotate the carrier about the axis alongside of the tractor.

'7. A saw attachment fora farm tractor having a power take-off attachment comprising a ringshaped carrier mounted on such a tractor to rotate about an axis which lies alongside of the tractor, a cross head mounted in said carrier to move transverselythereof, a drive shaft mounted in said cross head to rotate about its longitudinal axis and to move with said cross head, a saw mounted adjacent one end of the drive shaft to move in unison therewith, a driving connection between the drive shaft and the saw, a driving connection between the power take-off and the drive shaft, manually actuated means carried by the tractoradjacent the carrier positively to rotate the carrier about the axis alongside of the tractor, hydraulically actuated means mounted adjacent the drive shaft and coupled to the cross head positively to movesaid cross head relative to the carrier and means on the tractor to govern the flow of hydraulic fluid to and from the hydraulically actuated means.

8. A saw attachment for a farm tractor having a power take-off, said attachment comprising a horizontally; extending carriage mounted on such a tractor to move upwardly and downwardly in an are adjacent one side of said tractor, a ringshaped carrier mounted on said carriage to rotate about an axis which lies normal to the carriage, a cross head mounted insaid carrier to move transversely thereof, a drive shaft-mounted in said cross head to rotate about its longitudinal axis and to move with said cross head, a saw mounted adjacent one end of the drive shaft for movement therewith, means establishing driving connection between the drive shaft and the saw, drive means mounted on the tractor adjacent the opposite end of the drive shaft, said drive means having driving connection with said drive shaft, means establishing driving connection between th power take-off of the tractor and the drive means and means carried by the tractor and coupled to the carriage for moving said carriage through its vertical arc.

9. A saw attachment for a farm tractor having such atractor tormove upwardly and.;downward=.

ly in an are adjacent one side of said tractor, a ring-shaped carrier mounted on said carriage to rotate about an axis which lies normal to the carriage, a cross head mounted in said carrier to move transversely thereof, a drive shaft mounted in said cross head to rotate about its longitudinal axis and to move with said cross head, a saw mounted adjacent one end of the drive shaft for movement therewith, means establishing driving connection between the drive shaft and the saw, drive means mounted on the tractor adjacent the opposite end of the drive shaft, saiddrive means having driving connection with said drive shaft, means establishing driving connection between the power take-off of the tractor and the drive means, means carried by the tractor and coupled to the carriage for moving said carriage through its vertical arc and means mounted adjacent the drive shaft and coupled to g the cross head positively to move said cross head transversely of the carrier.

10. A saw attachment for a farm tractor having a power take-01f, said attachment comprising a horizontally extending carriage mounted -on such a tractor to move upwardly and downwardly in an are adjacent one side of said tractor, a ring-shaped carrier mounted on said carriage to rotate about an axis which lies normal to the carriage, a cross head mounted in said carrier to move transversely thereof, a drive shaft mounted in said cross head to rotate about its longitudinal axis and to move with said cross head, a saw mounted adjacent one end of the drive shaft for movement therewith, means establishing driving connection between the drive shaft and the saw, drive means mounted on the tractor adjacent the opposite end of the drive shaft, said drive means having driving connection with said drive shaft, means establishing driving connection between the power take-01f of the tractor and the drive means, means carried by the tractor and coupled to the carriage for moving said carriage through its vertical are, means mounted adjacent the drive shaft and coupled to the cross head positively to move said cross head transversely of the carrier and means carried by the tractor adjacent the carriage and connected to the carrier to rotate the latter with reference to the carriage.

11. In a saw attachment for a tractor having a power take-off, a horizontally extending carriage mounted on such a tractor to move upwardly and downwardly in an are adjacent one side of the tractor, a ring-shaped carrier mounted in the carriage to rotate about an axis which lies normal to the carriage, spaced parallel guides extending transversely through the carrier, a cross head mounted to move in said guides, a drive shaft housing carried by the cross head, a drive shaft mounted within the housing to rotate about the longitudinal axis thereof, a saw mounted on the housing adjacent one end thereof, means establishing driving connection between the drive shaft and the saw and means at the opposite end of the housing selectively to establish driving connection between the power take-off of the tractor and the saw. v

12. In a saw attachment for a tractor having a power take-off, a horizontally extending carriage mounted on such a tractor to move upwardly and downwardly in an are adjacent one side of the tractor, a ring-shaped carrier mounted in the carriage to rotate about an axis which lies normal to the carriage, spaced parallel guides extending transversely through the carrier, a cross head mounted to move in said guides, a drive shaft housing carried by the cross head, a drive shaft mounted within the housing to rotate about the longitudinal axis thereof, a saw mounted on the housing adjacent one end thereof, means establishing driving connection between the drive shaft and the saw, means at the opposite end of the housing selectively to establish driving connection between the power take-off of the tractor and the saw, manually controlled means to rotate the carrier within the carriage and thereby rotate the saw about the longitudinal axis of the drive shaft, means to raise and lower the carriage through the vertical arc and means to move the cross head between said guides.

ROY C. WAY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification30/379, 30/391, 30/371
International ClassificationB27B5/00, B27B5/10
Cooperative ClassificationB27B5/10
European ClassificationB27B5/10